We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, or should I say weeds to cover. So let’s get at it with BH&G Garden Editors complete guide to weeds. First the basics:
What is a weed anyhow ?
A weed can be any plant growing where you don’t want it to, but there are some particularly weedy species to keep an eye out for. These aggressive plants choke out the garden plants you’ve worked so hard to grow. Use this handy guide to identify weeds by photo and know how to best remove them.
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Type: Broadleaf perennial
Size: 12 inches tall, 6 – 16 inches wide
Where It Grows: Lawns and gardens in sun or shade
Appearance: This common lawn weed has a strong taproot; leaves are deeply notched. Yellow flowers mature to puffballs. Dandelion seeds are like parachutes that fly away in the wind—they’re the plants that you would blow on and “make a wish” when you were younger.
Lawn Weed Control Tip: Mulch to prevent dandelions in gardens. Pull dandelion weeds by hand or use a postemergence herbicide (designed for using on weeds after they appear) in lawns.
This article is so long, that my pc has slowed to a crawl. You’ll have to dig on yourselves. Here’s the link to this quite useful article. Good weeding !